Apr 24, 2013 3:00am PDT
fund raiser, and then he'll be there tomorrow for the celebration, the opening of the george w. bush presidential library. all jokes about my pet goat aside, george busch and library being in the same sentence but what does it mean for w? is this the renewal or revival of the bush legacy? >> there has been the whole george bush is back and the "washington post" did a poll that he is back in a popular sense. i'm not sure the data backs that. we did a poll a week ago we hadn't asked about bush for a while. ours is do you feel positively or negatively or neutral towards this person? and his positives were up by 3 percentage points from 31 to 35%. what dropped a lot were his negatives. but it's not like people are suddenly in love with george bush. he has gone into retirement almost into recollusion in a way, right? he has been out very little given a couple of speeches. he has painted his paintings. [ laughter ] >> and he has been kind of humorous george bush in the way he is. so this is a coming out -- i guess return to the public stage, but it has the appearances of something that will be brief. i
Apr 22, 2013 3:00am PDT
george w. bush's library opens in texas this week. bush says it will be a play to quote, lay out the facts, not a forum to explain his policies and handling of things like the iraq war and hurricane katrina. bush says there is no need to explain himself. >> bill: i still have to say, we'll talk more about this later -- george bush library? >> yeah. >> bill: if that is not a contradiction in terms. >> every admission comes with a free box of crayons. >> one member of congress wants to save a little money the national budget by cutting out if i recall painted portraits of government leaders. east portrait costs between $20,000 and $40,000. >> bill: yeah, and they are such great works of right. >> he is introducing the eliminated government funding oil painting act or ego for short. [ laughter ] >> to stop the paintings on the taxpayer dime. >> bill: i'll sign on. yeah, absolutely. >> i wonder how much -- >> bill: and what happens to those by the way? >> yeah, i wonder how much it costs comparatively to just take a picture of someone. >> i'll tell you it is not $40,000. >> right. >>
Apr 23, 2013 3:00am PDT
george w. bush. speaking about george w. bush, a lot of comments on the bush library. bella says a library for what. for a coloring book or a pop-up pop-up -- picture book? i get it. this is a library to teach you how to read an upside down picture book. and on the senate, rick owning suggests i think somebody needs to start a campaign featuring unwanted posters. mugshots of senators and with a record of their votes against the public wishes like on the gun bill last week. good point! i like that. it is the "full court press" on tuesday morning. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: what do you say friends and neighbors? good morning, it is tuesday april 23rd. great to see you today. thank you so much for joining us here on the "full court press" on current tv. your morning roundup of the news of the day. and your morning town hall where you get a chance to speak out and sound off and express your opinion about what's going on here in our nation's capital around the country or around the globe. we'll bring you up to date on those events and again take your comments by phone at 1-866-55-press.
Apr 16, 2013 3:00am PDT
... >> this is the "full court press." >> quick check of the headlines here. former president george w. bush is enjoying spending his time painting and he's enjoying hearing what other people think about his paintings. he said that to the "dallas morning news." people are surprised to see his work but also "some people are surprised i can even read." he says he enjoys bursting the stereotypes, he's taking the painting class once a week. read the book "painting as a pastime" by winston churchill for inspiration. >> bill: well, peter there you go, you've been critical, skeptical about the president. >> i know, i have. >> bill: painting cat and dogs. >> maybe he's on to something here. >> the next picasso. >> i'm actually stunned to learn he can read. >> the anne frank house in the netherlands is defending justin bieber after he wrote in their guest book that he hoped anne frank would have been one of his belieber fans. the museum released a statement saying people need to focus on the positive here. what is special is that a 19-year-old spent an hour at a museum on a friday night when he could ha